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MPs, politicians welcome Hekmatyar’s return

MPs, politicians welcome Hekmatyar’s return

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Apr 30, 2017 - 17:39

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Lawmakers and politicians on Sunday welcomed the return of Hebz-i-Islami Afghanistaninfo-icon leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar and called on other insurgent groups to reconcile with the government.

Mesharano Jirgainfo-icon or Senate deputy chairman Mohammad Asif Seddiqui welcomed Hekmatyar’s return and said: “We want the Talibaninfo-icon to renounce violence and join the reconciliation process. The current conflict is an intelligence warfare and you should stand by Afghan forces in this war.”

Maulviinfo-icon Muhiuddin Munsif, a lawmaker from Kapisa province, said Hekmatyar’s return opened the door to reconciliation for other armed groups who wanted to join the peace process.

Abdullah Qarlaq, a lawmaker from Kunduz province, also welcomed Hekmatyar’s arrival.

Also Anwarul Haq Ahadi, head the Jabha-i-Nawin Melli (JNM) welcomed the emergence of Hekmatyar from decades in hiding and praised his decision to the join peace process.

The Mahaz-i-Melli party also supported the emergence of Gulbadin Hekmatyar and asked other armed groups to follow suit.

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